I’ve seen a lot of spacey photos in my time. Enough so that I catch myself occasionally making a jaded sigh, saying “Oh neat, another shot of a spacecraft in front of the moon. Been there, done that.“
Then I punch myself in the arm and tell myself to shut up because these are pictures of SPACE.
That’s what happened with Maximilian Teodorescu’s shot of the International Space Station against the face of the moon. At first I was minorly impressed, because it’s a very small thing traveling very fast, in front of a larger thing that is even farther away. But people take pictures of the ISS all the time. Big deal.
Then I realized that this one was taken during the day. At that point I lost my schnoodles. I’m betting a few of you will too.
(via Overthinking It)
Love this shot.
Pikachoke, Chanchoke & Slowtails….THESE, REDUCED ME TO TEARS.
figure studies are actually the most boring thing but I really wanna get better at drawing boys
I see this a reasonably straightforward way to carve muscles into pre-existing anatomy, if I’m looking at it right.
i would stare at this endlessly while tripping
They put one of these in Far Cry 3. Not much of a surprise actually.
oh link, is zelda not putting out?
let us all take a moment to appreciate how horrifying this is
horrifyingly awesome maybe
oh god this scene! it’s been too long since i’ve seen this movie
7luckz said: Prolly stuff to keep their fur in order, from brushes to (if they exist) flea stuff and so on. :3
Yes, they would have all that - toothpaste too - but the one thing I don’t know is basically whether or not bioluminescent skin requires any special maintenance, especially if it is not covered in fur like the rest of the body. I mean, I’d imagine the skin to be a little thinner in those parts. Maybe a sun screen/general environment protectant? A elephant rolls in the mud to the same effect. (Maybe I’m over thinking this… x|
copper-and-dust said: Why do they have fur if they live in a swamp? Amphibians live in swamps, they’re humid and have a lot of water so they keep hydrated easily. Mammals aren’t well suited for swamps as far as I know? Am I wrong? I am curious now. :o
I guess when I say swamp, I actually mean “very wet and humid forest.” I guess I’m picturing something like Dagobah when I say “swamp world.” There are mountains and forests, too, though very few mountains have an actual treeline or ice of any kind and trees go all the way to the top. It still gets relatively cool in the mountains, and there is the occasional wind chill as well. Also, it can get pretty bone-chilling at night in a swamp, for the same reason that it gets so hot during the day: humidity.
By the way, these particular aliens of mine are called Freydosions, living on the world of Freydo, and they can be a-likened to a space dingo. :v
Like a dingo, their fur is short, and it is not so much for warmth as it is to insulate against wind and moisture. Visually speaking, they are not too much different from a dingo except that they (Freydosions) are a bit taller (3 ft vs 2 ft), have a longer, more cat-like tail, and are a bit more red-orange in color and have biolumenscent striped markings of a lighter orange on their body. Their face also has white markings on and surrounding their eyes, and each individual has a unique patteren.
EDIT: Also, part of the reason they have bioluminescence is related to the fact that they have a striking, breathtaking view of an orange nebula, called the Great Nebula, which is naked-eye visible starting a little before sunset - which is a red dwarf by the way. If I were to send you a postcard of this place, it would be at sunset, and it would probably look quite brown and red-orange on top of green. Interestingly, their bioluminescence pulsates very slightly - noticeable if you are observant and is actually a key part of their communication- and when they discovered how to make telescopes, they noticed a matching pulsation in the Great Nebula. This left them very reverent of the natural order of things and, culturally speaking, they are very observant of patterns and very into astrology-type things.